STATE CAPTURE: Court makes u-turn and dismisses opposition parties’ bid to intervene

Pretoria – The applications to intervene on President Jacob Zuma’s application to interdict the release of the state capture report by opposition parties which was initially granted has been dismissed by the courts.

The u-turn in decision comes after President Zuma file appeal against the HIgh Court judge’s ruling.

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des Van Rooyen’s urgent application to have former Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela report interdicted which was struck down has alo been dismissed.

At the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, Judge Dustan Mlambo ruled in favour of the Economic Freedom Fighters, Democratic Alliance, Cope and the United Democratic Movement.

Mlambo also granted the application for intervention by African National Congress member Vytjie Mentor in Zuma’s case.

He said all applications were granted against Zuma with costs.

The EFF and ther other opposition have thanked the court and celebrated over the win. It is not known how they are going to accept the latest ruling and if they would further lodge an appeal.

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